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Slow Man
Slow Man
by J. M. Coetzee
Edition: Hardcover
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2.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Pointless, July 5, 2012
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First, let me say that I regard J.M. Coetzee as one of the best craftsmen of literary fiction alive today. One would never know it, however, if this novel were the only work of Coetzee's that one had ever read. Though the prose is well-written in the usual Coetzee style, there is no real story here, only a somewhat bizarre, meandering (and dull, to be frank) interaction of characters whose purposes and motives are never fully revealed or explained. I was ultimately left with a bewildering sense of not knowing exactly what it was that I had just read after all was said and done. If judged on story alone, I would only give it 1 star but Coetzee's style begrudgingly earns it another.
For Coetzee fans I'd recommend that you skip this one. For those unfortunate enough to have had this novel be your sole Coetzee experience, I suggest that you read the Booker Prize-winning Disgrace and allow Coetzee to redeem himself.

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1.0 out of 5 stars If the case does not fit, you must not buy it, May 18, 2012
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Communism: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)
Communism: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)
by Richard Pipes
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know, October 5, 2010
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Concise and comprehensive, Richard Pipes' "Communism: A History" is extremely well-written and actually enjoyable to read--------not at all dry like so many others of this genre. Whether you are just beginning to learn of the evils of communism or are already well-versed and looking for an overview, this book is well worth your time. Definitely recommended.

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